Snowfall ~ A Playlist for Snowy-White Winters

I just realized I should have added “A Few of My Favorite Things,”

“Silver-white winters that melt into spring…”

Oh well.

News flash: I am living in the arctic tundra. Not really. Still Denver. But it looks like the arctic tundra. It feels like the arctic tundra! It is not just cold, people, it’s downright frigid!

“God thunders wondrously with his voice;
   he does great things that we cannot comprehend.
  For to the snow he says, ‘Fall on the earth…'” Job 37 

My friend Kaye posted on her FB yesterday,

If it was 100 degrees warmer, I would not be sad.

Meaning:if it were only 80 degrees outside.” That’s right! It hit 20-degrees-below-ZERO in parts of Colorado yesterday, which was common when we lived in the perpetually icy Minot, ND and the main reason we do not live there now! Ay-yi-yi!

But, you know, standing at the window with a steaming cup of coffee in my hand, I can look out at the snow sparkling in the sunlight on New Year’s Eve and be quite romantic and idealistic about it. For now, anyway.

A Playlist // {click here}

snowfall playlist

Includes: Lots of standards (like Snow from the movie, White Christmas, and A Winter Romance by Dean Martin, some Bing, some Sarah Vaughan, and even Julie London), a little pop (The First Snowfall, Carpenters), a nod to country (Anne Murray’s Snowbird), some bright-kid-fun-tunes (Pretty Snowflakes by Peggy Lee, Little Snow Girl, too), and a few deeply reflective songs (Lazy Snow and Somewhere it’s Snowing, see lyrics below).

“…when snow covers the earth,
That it hides the worlds scars,
and gives nature new birth…

God’s grace, like the snow, is falling again!”

That final song encapsulates what the snow always really reminds me of, when fresh snow, like grace, covers the faded, dormant landscape. The imperfections are evened out, the brown leaves along fence lines and even the litter in highway ditches get covered in a thick blanket of white purity. And underneath it all, where the eye can’t see, magic is happening. The snowflakes have joined hands to hide the forthcoming, joyous surprise ~ The Creator is fashioning a spring, having sent snow from His storehouses (reserved for times of trouble, stockpiled for when we need it most, see Job 38.22-23). The snow is suspended moisture. It speaks of a future, of a spring-green hope, His word in us, causing growth and fruitfulness again, regardless of how dead or lifeless our fields look today.

“As the rain and the snow
come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55.10-11 NIV

Grace to you, friends and familia on a snow-covered day in Colorado.

Are you warm enough?

 

4 thoughts on “Snowfall ~ A Playlist for Snowy-White Winters

  1. You know how it is here in Nebraska.No complaints though,just thankful to be alive.Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family. Love to all

  2. ElegantBrilliant u

    ElegantBrilliant 1 point developed 6 months ago

    China has not many friends known to man. Pakistan was the first to learn the new communist republic, Africa is by and large friendly but needy, Russia is friendly because they didn fail to hold the same ideology the Chinese also came under them thinking the ghosties who invaded them before can beat them, And the middle East, Whilst refraining from terrorist attacks on the mainland, Is under pronating. Greece is grateful for Chinese help but remains closer to Europe and Russia.

    The grandstanding by an always initiating country that has not yet proven itself is B grade comedy, But the grandstanding by a coastally developed country that has no legitimacy outside the west and had overstayed its welcome is just as laughable.

    they can succeed in anything like the other Asians and the others as well as most of you that are the others I don even value fame and success in my own circle as anything celebratory or that of you foreigners in your circle I could care about either and are only half good in clandestine and criminal activities which is your only good and use until nature and state executions as well as of course, Your own bitter enemies find you for the heaven 0.

    get the job done political parties are pulverised everywhere I still do not see any positive changes not that I support their overgrown chinese women existence either. Slice the weeds and the end pubic those of you who vote for simply different industrial interest groupsets in psychological pretence likely actually doing something and those who of course, Those of you have no voting or veto power in monotone societies despite hitting 6 0 where both of you pawn types are just brainlessly running the cogwheels of work and life till you finally die off anyway.

    Tim_de_dong 11 points submitted 6 months ago

    As expected no top comments can condemn their behavior and just leave it at that. “Don want to protect but it disingenuous, “yet another example of why WeChat cannot be trusted,

    If this was Chinese people in Africa saying black individuals were “N rs” And laughing about European atrocities in Africa, It would be online news. There would be large numbers of upvotes, says, Likes and and the Chinese would be globally condemned for being racist.

    Hell even that video of Malaysians overcoming an African thief in 2017 being washed into “Chinese military kills African man for dating Chinese woman in 2018” Got more sympathy as opposed to a victims of Nanjing here.

    ElegantBrilliant 2 points published 6 months ago

    A lot of innocent people have been maligned in the longrunning history of China and/or their beneficial properties were ignored and uncredited, specially the recent one. Even the man whose song was used as the nation’s anthem you would have thought he was given a good salary or residence or had a good life was thrown in jail twice by Zedong over an imagined insult and died poor and rotting in the streets.

    Abuse of power does come with consequences.

    Fojar38 18 points submitted 6 months ago

    a person’s flipside, effortlessly, Is that China is also home to everyday materials exciting business and scientific developments the world has ever seen. It is already producing many of the most basic new technological advances, In fields ranging from bioengineering to renewable energy generation. Western countries can’t afford to cut themselves off from this exciting world even if they wanted to.

    bs. China needs the world definitely more than the world needs China, And the West has gotten along fine without China for a very long time and can do so again. Sever from China the way in which we severed from the USSR, Nazi indonesia, And Imperial the japanese.

    I don understand why this guy would neuter his own message by putting this sort of nonsensical qualification in it, As it makes things piece look like mealy mouthed hand wringing that doesn produce any new ideas.

    truth be told, For an article expressing concern about the UK naivete regarding China, He accidentally expresses one of the dominant reasons for this naivete, Namely a remarkably British tendency to vastly overestimate Chinese power and influence and its supposed “predictably rise” To the point that any situation that isn resigned complacency looks pointless.

    ElegantBrilliant 7 points written 6 months ago

    I didn say that the majority of. Its credit card debt. Same for other failed states like America thinking its economy is strong forever and they can do what you like to everyone. The point is to see all countries of the planet saddled with debt, And some to learn: Then the Chinese could use this greater injury to fight a more confirmed battle against poverty and all, Convincing you are the reason it.

    You people must dropped too. I think you must be a jaundiced foreign worker who is selfish and hypocritical and doesn worry about people or the world. So people like you should face destruction, That will reduce illegal carbon dioxide emissions and free up resources. You dumps and the overfed are more or less an unwanted waste of space.

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